Empty unit to become a place of worship

At Wednesday evening’s meeting of Camberwell Community Council, councillors voted by a majority of 4-2 to approve an application to permit the empty shop unit next to Tesco to be used as a place of worship.

Objectors at the meeting addressed the councillors to voice concerns over pressure on on-street parking and the loss of potential for the unit to be brought into use as an amenity benefitting the wider local community.  EQRA has long tried to lobby for better local amenities for residents living here, so we are a little disappointed that no new shop can open here (noting that although the unit has remained empty for some time, the current economic downturn may be part of the reason).

Our own local councillors for Peckham ward were not involved in Wednesday evening’s decision… because the ward boundary runs along Peckham Grove, right behind the building, therefore the building is over the boundary!

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